Tuesday, December 17, 2013

sols: project time



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Last Wednesday I enjoyed time together with four friends from my church small group.  We organized a "Pinterest Party" where we pinned possible craft project ideas onto a group board.  We each selected our project of choice, gathered the necessary materials, and met eager to get crafty.

We chatted.  We laughed.  We crafted.  We snacked.  We sipped.  
We enjoyed every minute together.

It was time together I will treasure.  Just the girls.  And a final project too!


Two days later, Daddy was working on his own project in the basement.  My three-and-a-half year old girls and I decided to plan our own "Pinterest Party" with another project.

I glued popsicle sticks while they watched and waited.  And waited (almost patiently) as the popsicle sticks were transformed into snowflake ornaments.

Finally, after all the gluing and holding, they painted.  Everything.  Everywhere.

I cringed and tried to focus on my project.

We chatted.  We laughed.  We crafted.  We snacked.  We sipped.  
We enjoyed every minute together.

As we were diligently working, P. announced, "Mommy.  This is the best night.  Ever."

"Yeah, Mommy," M. agreed.

"Awwww.  It is the best night together."  It was time together I will treasure.  Just the girls.

Then I realized what I already knew about what our children need and want from us the most --

Time together and our undivided attention.

After the paint dried, we added the final touch:  Glitter.  On everything.  And everywhere.

I cringed again reminding myself what is truly important.  And we also have our final projects to remind us of that special time together.


My BIG snowflake creation.

The girls' snowflakes are nestled in the mantle decor.

17 comments:

  1. Yes, every moment we can spend with our children is precious (no matter how old they are)! Looking forward to spending some special moments with you and the girls!. Your Pinterest projects are really great - maybe we can find one to do together "after Christmas" paint & glitter & lots of love. Love ya bunches, Mom

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  2. Just a beautiful moment to write about and capture, Michelle. I've 'glittered' before with the grandchildren, still find a little piece here and there. I love you had your own party, and then with your girls too! They're growing up! Happy holidays!

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  3. We chatted. We laughed. We crafted. We snacked. We sipped.
    We enjoyed every minute together.

    We moved off the devices!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!!

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  4. Sounds like great memories were made and maybe even the start of a tradition! I love traditions and even when they have to end at some point I try and focus on making new ones. I agree with you Michelle there are times you just have to look away and "cringe" and remind yourself what is important.

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  5. A Pinterest party... what fun! (I pin so much, but make so little. Another story for another time.)

    Happy holidays, Michelle.

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  6. It's so true, isn't it? Why do I keep forgetting this very important lesson? Slow down, be together. Thanks for reminding me of this AGAIN!
    PS - I love your crafts!

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  7. This is such a lovely piece, Michelle. So peaceful and contented. Enjoy the holidays with your family.

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  8. You are very brave to bring out the glitter :) I love that you made time to be crafty and chatty! So much fun with the big girls and the little girls.

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  9. I like your big idea in bold. You are so right. The mess doesn't matter when you hear comments like the ones your daughters gave.

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  10. So sweet! And you'll alway have the decorations to remember this by.

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  11. Special times with special girls, big and small. Have a great time during this season with all your loved ones.

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  12. No matter how old your children are, there are always days when they "time together and our undivided attention!" You are moving into my favorite age at Christmas. Enjoy!

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  13. Such wonderful holiday crafting memories...yes they are messy....but OH the memories you made! NO gift can equal the time you spent together.

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  14. What fun for you and your girls! Precious memories.

    Your mantle looks beautiful.

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  15. What a great idea to share with my small group ladies (as our children are grown)! Crafty Pinterest party. Happy future crafting! The snowflakes are beautiful!

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  16. OK, so I'm a week late, but I still love this story! You are doing the important stuff- making memories! Merry Christmas friend!

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  17. Hi Michelle,
    Just wanted to touch base and say Happy New Year! I have missed your voice slicing the last couple of weeks! Hope things are ok and you are just busy celebrating the Savior's birth with those girlies! Sending hugs and prayers! Carol

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